A reminder to those still struggling:
Dear Self, If you’re reading this, I assume you are struggling to quiet the voice in your head that says you can, or should. That these things are not really an issue, it’s not that bad. Maybe it says that just for tonight, you can make your own decisions; are perfectly capable of enjoying that special sugary treat or have that single margarita. Maybe you’re upset. Maybe something bad has happened, or you are afraid might happen soon. Remember to take that moment when you are feeling agitated or doubtful about a person, place or thing. Maybe you’re overwhelmed and anxious, and the voice is telling you that you are being ridiculous to “deny yourself.” Pick up that phone and reach out to your friends and family. Everything is calmer when you have that other person by your side. Feelings are not facts and have no control over you.